|Budget and Finance|
Under the direction of the County Administrator, the Budget and Finance Department is responsible for the success of the County's overall accounting system. The Department's responsibilities include accounts payable, budget, financial accounting, payroll, personnel and purchasing functions.
Accounts Payable - The Budget and Finance Department is responsible for processing and paying all invoices for the County's General Government. The General Government includes all Administrative Division departments, all Constitutional Offices, General Registrar and various judicial related departments.
Budget - The Budget and Finance Department, with guidance from the County Administrator, develops the County's annual budget and capital improvement program. The budget process begins in November and ends with the final adoption of the budget in June. The newly adopted annual county budget then takes effect on July 1st.
Financial Accounting - The Budget and Finance Department is responsible for the reliability of the County's financial records. The Department works closely with the County Treasurer's Office to ensure that accurate financial reports are given to the Board of Supervisors, County departments and agencies, State agencies and Federal agencies.
Payroll - The Budget and Finance Department processes the payroll for approximately 300 County employees. This includes the County's General Government, the County Library, and the County Department of Social Services.
Purchasing - The Budget and Finance Department is responsible for issuance of purchase orders and monitoring the County's purchasing procedures. The Department is responsible for the issuance of Invitation For Bids (IFB) and Request for Proposals (RFPs).